Wanted to build some cars for the new wood burner and just love making the cattle car so here's my second try at one.
Poplar,oak,maple and cherry, just all scrapes from around the shop.
And here's the build blog.
This is a scratch build from a couple a pictures.
It is full size to match the Toys...
I needed extra lighting around my walls over the workbench so I built these fixtures using scratch pine and a cheap two bulb florescent light fixture. I made two of them. Since I built my garage walls of 1X6 pine that is lipped at the top edge, I can mount these lights literally anyplace in the...
What if two people guess the correct weight of the HotRod Ford at the 50th Reunion
That was the question from the old shipmate who was organizing the fund raiser!
SIMPLE - I'll make another prize for the the Guessing Competition!
I put on my...
Reindeer and Sleigh
YES, Christmas is fast approaching and it was time to change gears from wheels.
I'd made these a few years ago and they were a hit for Fund Raising for the local community club plus a couple of gifts so as I had the template, I thought another 3 was the go.
I cheated a bit...
Is it an Aussie Ute or an American Pickup?
The local shop asked me for a few more toys, specially a UTE, well that's what we call "pickup's" downunder.
About 8" [200mm[ long by 4.5" [120mm] wide made from offcuts and reclaimed timber.
Good strong playable toy with enough detail to be...
How do you say THANK YOU to a very generous bloke - A SURPRISE TOY!
Yes, Their is a woodworker in Townsville who is one of the instigators of the SuperTee Pink Projects fund raiser who in my humble opinion is one "Fair Dinkum Aussie", Mark Dainer https://www.dainermade.com/
I met Mark though a...
Blown Big Block Ford Street Rod with a Peterbilt twist.
This is my Lockdown Stay at Home Isolation Orders project/challenge.
The original orders were extended from a fortnight to three weeks but now we are in week four.
It's scratch built with inspiration from a couple of Hot Rod Photos off...
Ford Hot Rod T-Bucket challenge I gave myself in isolation/lockdown
Well what does a toymaker do during these times except build a handmade wooden toy, a Ford of course.
First was a hardtop T-Bucket with a number of detail personalization.
Instrument panel, gear shifter, steering wheel...
Not a Ford, but it could be, Just a little truck ready for fun, play and imagination!
Well it was a wet summer downunder and Autumn [Fall] has been equally as damp.
My under the house shed which is cut into the sandstone rock has been consistently damp to wet as the water hydraulics through the...
Toymakers Mallet for @kustomcreations_byscott "Make a Mallet Challenge".
I have to thank Mark @dainermade for his encouragement to have a go!
Making toys I don't need a big or heavy mallet.
I'd been using an old plumbers mallet for years, but with the challenge I...
Ford C Cab Trucks for Christmas
After the good response from the local shop owner I decided to just make a couple of wooden toy trucks for his shop as Christmas is just around the corner.
Well, to my great pleasure the trucks were received very thankfully, with the comment that he could have...
Hot Rod Ford Truck with a very much "Rat Rod" stance.
This is my second major "Lockdown Stay at Home orders" project to keep busy, motivated and sane, as next week is week 10 of potentially now 15 weeks of isolation; thank goodness for a shed and a woodworking hobby.
So this build had to be...
Ford HotRod C-Cab Ute/Pickup
I was given an offcut from a Blackwood slab by Liam of Goat Works after he saw my SuperTee Fund Raiser HotRod which at first glance looked ordinary BUT wow after I machined and sanded it WOW, the figure and grain was gorgeous.
I sent a photo to Liam saying it's way...
Lightning McQueen replica for a very special little boy.
A month ago today our youngest grandson [3.75yrs old Asher] underwent a 9.5hr heart plumbing upgrade, his 4th heart surgery.
He spent 2 weeks in PICU then a week and a half in a ward. He's home now on a 6-8 week recovery program.
Another toy for the Boys and Girls Club Fund Raiser - A Doll's Cradle
My wife bought a Baby Doll then we had a look through my cradle plans settling on one from an old Wood Magazine design.
I had to scale the cradle to fit the 16" (400mm) doll.
I made a set of templates to the scaled pattern...
Ford Hot Rod T-Bucket's
Well after doing the three hotrods for the grandsons i embarked upon improving them with a view to doing a plan, set of photos to enable others to make them.
Firstly I copied the original design but wasn't quite happy with the front end wheel spacers.
So I widened...
Ford Hot Rod "C" Cab T-Bucket
As many know I'm a Ford and a Hot Rod fan.
While researching and building the "C" Cab delivery van I came across some magnificent hot rods and this one caught my eye!
Could I build something similar?
And so the journey began with lots of internet pictures of...
Ford HotRod C-Cab Delivery Van
With 3 grandsons to our middle daughter I had to make a third "Keepsake Vehicle".
The first was in T-Bucket HotRod then came the RatRod Truck so an internet search for a cool looking third vehicle finding a Delivery Van as a base to work off.
And here is my...